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Trans-Pecos Festival Workshops

Here are just a few of the maker workshops available at the festival. Check back often for new additions, and contact Nicki with questions about workshops.


Three Stone Pillow Project Workshop with Christina Kim

The three stone pillow project workshop is focused on engaging the community in making, handwork, sharing, and generosity. Participants will hand sew three pillow inserts to fill one-of-a-kind organic cotton canvas covers, that are naturally dyed with pomegranate powder and ferrous sulfate to resemble stones.

The maker takes one home, one will stay with El Cosmico, and the third will be donated to Marfa Schools, serving over 300 students per year from Pre-Kindergarten through high school.

The workshop is lead by designer, Christina Kim, of dosa in Los Angeles. Textiles play a central role in her design work, which extends from clothing and housewares to installation and architectural projects.

Bandana Printing with Bearded Lady and Friends

Join Bearded Lady and some of their talented buds to pull some squeegee and learn the basics of screen printing. We will experiment with collaging and layering multiple images and patterns onto bandanas to create your own unique wearable masterpiece. This workshop will impart an elemental understanding of how the printing process works, and you will walk away with the knowledge needed to approach it on your own.

Workshop price includes two handmade chambray bandanas and a squeegee to take home and use for future projects. All other supplies will be provided. Wear clothes that you don't care about too much, folks, it's windy in the desert, and ink is likely to fly.

Drawing with Fire

Join illustrator Abi Daniel for an introduction to this meditative drawing technique, as we explore the organic, blooming quality of a burned line on wood. Using wood-burning pens, you will create drawings and patterns on 5”x7” wood panels, and also have the option to embellish a small wooden stash box to hide your treasures in. Add warm fields of color to your masterpieces using washes of watercolor pigment that sink into the woodgrain. Use some provided flash art for inspiration, or bring a drawing or some lettering of your own to work from. Price of the class includes a wood-burning pen of your own to take home and continue exploring the process, along with 5”x7” wood panels, and small round wooden boxes. Pencils, watercolors, brushes, pattern transfers, and wood conditioner will be provided for the duration of the class.

This class will include complimentary snacks from Siete